The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative.  He classified himself as a reactionary.  

Teacher: Stroking Egos Does Nothing for Students. Raising Expectations Does.

Teacher: Stroking Egos Does Nothing for Students. Raising Expectations Does.

Self-confidence comes not by somebody “giving” it to a student. That method quickly fails. Instead, self-confidence results when the person knows they got better at something.

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

Time to raise men with chests?

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

10 Reasons for America’s High Divorce Rate

Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

If detector dogs can reduce my wait-time in security lines and have the bonus effect of allowing the TSA to screen more passengers with fewer workers, I’m all for them.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers.

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

A Europe that doesn't listen to its people's outrage won't remain intact.

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.

Rome Burned and Nero Lost His Empire – What Will Happen to Europe this Century?
Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

Seasteading: The Path Out of Disunity and Bloodshed?

Seasteading: The Path Out of Disunity and Bloodshed?

Why do the nations rage? I don't know. Maybe because they're out of ammo culturally.

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

Go ahead. Make someone’s day.

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

A UK perspective on the rise of moralitis and the hypocrisy which accompanies it.

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Like most new inventions, after the fact, the Instant Pot might seem like a mere technological accomplishment. Why couldn’t socialist planners mobilize scientists and do the same thing?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can a patriot be a nationalist and vice versa? If not, why not?

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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